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I'm applying a desktop background via a group policy on user's PC's. It works fine on most, except for two PC's on which the desktop background is only applied to 1/5th of the background. The rest of the background is just white.

I have tried pointing to the desktop background registry key to the item, and have also tried rebuilding the user's profile to no avail.

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Is this a full screen background, or should it be tiled? – Richard June Mar 22 '11 at 12:30
Hi, this is a full screen background. – user70885 Mar 23 '11 at 13:24
I'm not sure why it's not working, just trying to get any information useful to someone that might know. a screenshot wouldn't hurt either. – Richard June Mar 24 '11 at 15:49
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thanks so much for your input! Turns out I was given incorrect information and we hadn't actually rebuilt the offending profile. Profile rebuilld has resolved this issue!

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